iPad What impressive stuff can you do on an iPad

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  1. iPadDad macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    I thought it would be interesting for everyone to see what impressive stuff other people can do on thier iPads.
    (Name one thing, with the app and model you are using)

    Mine would be: Creating all our companies advertising material from email campaigns, adverts, flyers, email graphics for signatures, website banners, Etc on Pixelmator and Pages, I use iPad Air 2
     
  2. thewired1 macrumors member

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    Remotely manage computer hardware on a variety of OS's (windows, OSX, etc) via teamviewer. Some of those machines are virtual so they don't really "physically" exist. One of my recent projects (just for fun) was putting together an android VM that I could remotely access on my ipad. It's flakey but it sorta works.

    I know it's not iPad specific but it's easier to do on my iPad than on my iPhone.
     
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    for me, it's a super impressive platform to wow new and existing clients with a whole host of portfolio works using several display techniques.

    these are a couple of recent accelerometer enabled 360 degree CGI roomsets i was commissioned to make -

    http://www.sjleworthy.com/sjl/folio_bathroom/folio_bathroom.html
    http://www.sjleworthy.com/cic/fairbanks1/fairbanks.html
    http://www.sjleworthy.com/cic/lancaster/vtour/lancaster.html
    http://www.sjleworthy.com/cic/finess/vtour/finess.html

    displaying and selling them on ipad/iphone is a no brainer! cant wait to optimise for the IPP!!!
     
  4. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    Nice job on those! What tools did you use to build them?
     
  5. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    cheers

    modeled/rendered in Cinema4D and Vray and compiled in KrPano
     
  6. iPadDad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Very Nice, they work really well!!
     
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    Illustration and pen based photo editing with Photoshop for OS X and Astropad.
     
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    yeah, me too.
    BUT - I love reading this forum and that is pretty amazing to a guy that grew up when we shared a single phone line with 5 neighbors.
     
  14. TechFann macrumors member

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    I just use mine for mostly entertainment purposes, such as Netflix, YouTube, and the Time Warner Cable app. I also use it to read books and all my magazines are on it. I also use it download and view PDFs, PowerPoints, word documents, etc. from my professors while at college.
     
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    For me, it's not what impressive things I do on my iPad, but why I prefer performing certain tasks on an iPad compared to a PC despite the latter theoretically allowing me to perform those tasks faster.

    Simply put - the iPad still affords me a better user experience overall. For example, when I am creating a keynote presentation on an iPad, I am probably slower, and there are certain things I cannot do (like upload to slideshare), but otherwise, interacting with my content, dragging photos and text boxes and manipulating animations using my fingers somehow feels more "right" and personal. I can't explain it. I may spend more time on a presentation on my iPad, but I find myself enjoying every second of the creation process more than if I were sitting in front of my Mac doing the same thing. It's like some barrier has been removed now that I don't have to contend with a keyboard and mouse.

    Anyone feel the same way?
     
  16. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

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    I used to but I'm past the honeymoon stage with iPad. Way past it. For this thing to be of any use, we need major upgrades in terms of software functionality, otherwise I don't need a blown up iPod touch.
     
  17. case2001 macrumors 6502

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    I am able to carry all my notes with me. Eliminating note cards and mole skins. I can hand write all notes and have them synch across all of my devices to acces on my iPhone, MacBook Air and Mac Mini. I can administer my Mac Mini. I am able to access secure databases while walking around. I can read all my PDF's whatever I'm doing. I can reply to a text without digging out my iPhone. I can browse this forum without wifi on LTE. I can do it all without running the battery down on my iPhone or MacBook Air.

    Of all of this, the reason I bought the iPad Air 2 is because I can take hand written notes on it with Goodnotes or ZoomNotes. Something I can't do on any other Apple device comfortably. :)
     
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    Case2001, this exactly what I am hoping I'd be able to do with the iPP. I use Moleskin notebooks now during my travels. If text writing is accurate and efficient on the iPP, I can write my notes, and then mail it to myself, thus having all notes secure in my email account.I am not a good typist and coming from a handwriting generation, the iPP may prove to be a boon.
     
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    Control a couple hundred iPad screens during a presentation. It freaks users out the moment I move their personal iPad screen presentations back and forth and then hide the presentation. How? Magic software elves that got laid off from Kebler.
     
  21. gribas macrumors newbie

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    Just guessing which stylus are you using? I'm planing to buy an IPad 2 and a jot script 2 for taking notes but no idea if will work smoothly.
     
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    I watch YouTube videos & play Hearthstone. Boom!

    I am using the iPad Air less now a days. I moved to macbook air & iPhone combo
     
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    I feel the same way. It's difficult to describe to someone who doesn't respond that way, but the iPad is the most exciting tool I've ever had because of its intimacy, immediacy, portability and power.

    As for what I do, some things are:
    • Edit and organize 6600 photos in Mylio (syncs with iPhone and MacBook)
    • Do photo editing and manipulation in Pixelmator
    • Teach two University classes (take attendance, give presentations, access course materials, track grades, access course management software)
    • Teach a course called Creating with the iPad for students from any discipline where they write, photograph, draw, animate and make videos, all on the iPad, using iTunes U and an interactive iBook
    • Keep ALL of my project notes organized with Byword (syncs to NValt on my Mac)
    • Prepare presentations in Keynote (as noted, way more fun than working on my Mac)
    • Do creative writing in Ulyssess (syncs with my Mac)
    • Do NSF funded research writing with Word on the iPad, which now shows comments/tracking, essential for collaboration with my peeps
    • Access current student projects, again, part of NSF funded research, on my Uni's Box account
    • Draft all of my course materials in either Byword or Pages, depending whether I need more formatting than basic Markdown
    • Keep a visual journal for my studio art practice
    • Draw and design (Pencil, Procreate, ArtRage, etc)
    • And watch cat videos, MLB, Netflix and Amazon Prime. I MUCH prefer the intimacy of a small screen . . .
     
  24. case2001 macrumors 6502

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    I use the Adonit pixel point stylus and the the Jot touch 4. I love both of them. For my notes they are perfect. With GoodNotes and ZoomNotes, your notes can be saved automatically to iCloud and access from desktop. There is nothing else to do once it's setup. Works like a charm. I have heard using a piece of paper tape on the end of the Jot with pixel point makes the writing experience even better.

    I would think the IPad pro with the apple pencil would be even better. For me, it would be too large.
     
  25. case2001 macrumors 6502

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    I am happy with the Adonit styluses. I use the pixel point and the Jot touch 4. Both work well. For note taking I use GoodNotes and ZoomNotes. They are my favorites. Honorable mention goes to Noteability and Noteshelf.
     

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